Local News

by Gabe Bullard

The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold a public meeting in Louisville Monday on a proposed utility rate increase.

Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities have asked the PSC to approve a rate increase. The money would be used for infrastructure improvements and to recoup losses from ice and wind storms.

The PSC is holding a series of public meetings across the state to hear from customers about the rate case. Spokesperson Andrew Melnykovych says the meetings are just to hear from customers, and not to explain why the increase has been requested.

“There’s no Q&A or back and forth or anything of that nature,” he says. “It’s very much focused on getting comments from members of the public.”

The meeting will be at 5 pm at Male High School. Melnykovych says LG&E’s impending sale will not affect the PSC’s decision in the rate case.